The Dark Triad is an intriguing concept in psychology, representing a cluster of personality traits that center around manipulative behaviors and self-centered motivations. Comprising narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, the Dark Triad traits offer a window into the intricate and often paradoxical world of human behavior. Let’s delve deeper into each trait, explore examples, consider potential […]
Introduction: Unveiling the Enigma of the Psychopath The term “psychopath” captures our curiosity, conjuring images of individuals possessing distinctive personality traits and behaviors. This essay embarks on an expansive exploration of psychopathy, encompassing its definition, diagnostic methods, societal prevalence, gender differences, related concepts like antisocial psychopathy, the genesis of psychopathy, differentiation from sociopathy, effective strategies […]
NMDA-Receptor The NMDA-receptor, or ”N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, a family of L-glutamate receptors, play an important role in learning and memory, and are critical for spatial memory.” (via) Drugs that have an effect on the NMDA-receptor include: Ketamine, PCP and Dextromethorphan.
General definition of self-representation According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary self-representation can be ‘a; an artistic likeness or image of oneself’ ‘b; the act of serving as one’s own lawyer in a legal matter especially in court’ Definition in psychology The self-representation can be defined as the image someone has of oneself. This image is formed […]
Compartmentalization According to the Oxford dictionary of languages, compartmentalization ”the division of something into sections or categories.” When we talk about compartmentalization in the field of psychology the term ”compartmentalization” usually involves the sectioning off of (conflicting) feelings, persona’s and identities. Compartmentalization according to Crisp (2011) can be a way to deal with conflicting social […]
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